Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"A guiding theme for my work is meeting individuals where they are in life in order to understand the dynamics of their current situation or circumstance. Many of the people that I work with have been involved in the child welfare and or court systems, have experienced tragedy, trauma and experiencing grief, anxiety, or struggling with life stressors. I strive to support clients as they develop creative solutions and tools to improve their quality of life. I use a strengths-based and solution focused approach in working with clients, to identify their strengths, who they are and strategies they can use to be their best self. "
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 513-8867
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Christian
"A guiding theme for my work is meeting individuals where they are in life in order to understand the dynamics of their current situation or circumstance. Many of the people that I work with have been involved in the child welfare and or court systems, have experienced tragedy, trauma and experiencing grief, anxiety, or struggling with life stressors. I strive to support clients as they develop creative solutions and tools to improve their quality of life. I use a strengths-based and solution focused approach in working with clients, to identify their strengths, who they are and strategies they can use to be their best self. "
Stephanie Lai, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
Coping Skills
Christian
(415) 940-7243
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94607
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Coping Skills
Christian
Tecsia Evans, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94606
"Dr. Evans and her team of psychologists at Your Therapy Now, provide quality clinical and assessment services for the everyday person. Our focus is to collaborate with you and identify concrete goals for your emotional health, create a plan that helps you achieve these goals and provide a supportive space that empowers you along the way. Our model is simple: therapy is meant to equip you with the tools you need, as you need them, to make the changes you desire to see in your life."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 369-1495
Verified
Oakland, California 94606
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Coping Skills
Christian
"Dr. Evans and her team of psychologists at Your Therapy Now, provide quality clinical and assessment services for the everyday person. Our focus is to collaborate with you and identify concrete goals for your emotional health, create a plan that helps you achieve these goals and provide a supportive space that empowers you along the way. Our model is simple: therapy is meant to equip you with the tools you need, as you need them, to make the changes you desire to see in your life."
Ricka L. White-Soso, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BIP, CEAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 221-6652
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Christian
"Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues."
Philip James Keddy, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I offer psychotherapy, personality testing with feedback, and individual treatment of addictions. My approach to therapy is flexible but especially inspired by psychodynamic, Jungian and existential thought. Collaborative assessment means that together you and I would look at the results of tests and interviews to help answer questions you have about yourself, to get to know you more quickly and to focus the therapy. This kind of assessment can be a brief therapeutic intervention in itself. I also have a specialization in working with addictions, with motivational interviewing."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 470-7779
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Christian
"I offer psychotherapy, personality testing with feedback, and individual treatment of addictions. My approach to therapy is flexible but especially inspired by psychodynamic, Jungian and existential thought. Collaborative assessment means that together you and I would look at the results of tests and interviews to help answer questions you have about yourself, to get to know you more quickly and to focus the therapy. This kind of assessment can be a brief therapeutic intervention in itself. I also have a specialization in working with addictions, with motivational interviewing."
Peaceful Thoughts Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"Self-esteem can affect your mental health. Negative thoughts about yourself can lead to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger or other issues. Self-esteem begins in childhood and may fluctuate depending on your life experiences. There may be a point in time that you no longer recognize who you are. You start to please everyone, and lose focus on your wants and needs. You begin to doubt yourself and your abilities, stay in unhealthy relationships, make self-destructive decisions (alcohol, promiscuity). You become stuck and cannot move forward. You lose yourself and who you are."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 587-9027
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Coping Skills
Christian
"Self-esteem can affect your mental health. Negative thoughts about yourself can lead to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger or other issues. Self-esteem begins in childhood and may fluctuate depending on your life experiences. There may be a point in time that you no longer recognize who you are. You start to please everyone, and lose focus on your wants and needs. You begin to doubt yourself and your abilities, stay in unhealthy relationships, make self-destructive decisions (alcohol, promiscuity). You become stuck and cannot move forward. You lose yourself and who you are."
Maurice C Shaw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"My goal is to empower individuals who call the Bay Area home to live their best lives by utilizing my education, skills, and experience to enhance evidenced based practices. My experience as a child welfare social worker has gifted me with the ability to support individuals who are struggling with the most challenging issues which could include attachment issues, behavioral challenges, family discord, couples issues related to parenting, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and anger management. Additionally, I have a passion for working with the underserved African American and L.G.B.T.Q. community. "
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 945-3678
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Christian
"My goal is to empower individuals who call the Bay Area home to live their best lives by utilizing my education, skills, and experience to enhance evidenced based practices. My experience as a child welfare social worker has gifted me with the ability to support individuals who are struggling with the most challenging issues which could include attachment issues, behavioral challenges, family discord, couples issues related to parenting, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and anger management. Additionally, I have a passion for working with the underserved African American and L.G.B.T.Q. community. "
Dr. Vernita Marsh & Associates, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Dr. Vernita Marsh & Associates is a holistic and psychotherapy practice. You will find our practice to be a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our staff is well trained and effective proven strategies. We incorporate a multi ethnic as well as mind, body, and spiritual perspectives in addressing your concerns. We are committed to supporting you to recognize your dreams and living your life to the fullest. If you're feeling stuck or trapped in any way, we have expertise in assessing and helping you to identify what's contributing to you being stuck and offering coping strategies to help you becoming free."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 808-6296
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Christian
"Dr. Vernita Marsh & Associates is a holistic and psychotherapy practice. You will find our practice to be a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our staff is well trained and effective proven strategies. We incorporate a multi ethnic as well as mind, body, and spiritual perspectives in addressing your concerns. We are committed to supporting you to recognize your dreams and living your life to the fullest. If you're feeling stuck or trapped in any way, we have expertise in assessing and helping you to identify what's contributing to you being stuck and offering coping strategies to help you becoming free."
Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, , LMFT, , IO, CGE, DTS
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Coping Skills
Christian
(415) 237-2282
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Christian
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Elizabeth Preston, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94619
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults. I provide highly indiviudalized therapy to each and every client. I integrate techniques from several theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, and psychodynamic theory, to formulate an indiviudalized treatment plan for each client. Within the session, I create a safe, compassionate and confidential setting for clients to address their core issues and to work out past and present difficulties."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 962-7931
Verified
Oakland, California 94619
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Coping Skills
Christian
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults. I provide highly indiviudalized therapy to each and every client. I integrate techniques from several theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, and psychodynamic theory, to formulate an indiviudalized treatment plan for each client. Within the session, I create a safe, compassionate and confidential setting for clients to address their core issues and to work out past and present difficulties."
Bonnie Ho, Psychologist
Psychologist, EdD, MS, DASD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"As a Christian Psychologist and Spiritual Director I would be a companion on your journey to personal and spiritual wholeness. If you are experiencing any of the following, it is very likely you could benefit from psychotherapy along with spiritual guidance: Feeling overwhelmed, Prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness, Problems do not seem to get better despite your efforts, Feeling very anxious and worrying a lot , Making a major life transition (job loss, career change, divorce, relocating, process of aging), Relationship difficulties or losses, Experiencing stress related to a trauma, Feeling distant from God, Desire to grow spiritually."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 306-7872
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Christian
"As a Christian Psychologist and Spiritual Director I would be a companion on your journey to personal and spiritual wholeness. If you are experiencing any of the following, it is very likely you could benefit from psychotherapy along with spiritual guidance: Feeling overwhelmed, Prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness, Problems do not seem to get better despite your efforts, Feeling very anxious and worrying a lot , Making a major life transition (job loss, career change, divorce, relocating, process of aging), Relationship difficulties or losses, Experiencing stress related to a trauma, Feeling distant from God, Desire to grow spiritually."
Aisling Forbes, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"We can all struggle with stressors at certain times and/or throughout our lives. My goal is to give you the space to explore freely about any problems, issues or concerns along with the successes that you are experiencing. Together we will then identify possible ways to better cope with the challenges life can throw at us. "
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 756-5529
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Christian
"We can all struggle with stressors at certain times and/or throughout our lives. My goal is to give you the space to explore freely about any problems, issues or concerns along with the successes that you are experiencing. Together we will then identify possible ways to better cope with the challenges life can throw at us. "
Dina Alkhoury, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Therapy is often the only space some have that is only for them. It is important that it feels safe, warm and authentic. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for discovery, growth and connection. I welcome children, adolescents, adults, couples and older adults to my practice. My approach to treatment varies on your specific needs. I use various therapeutic approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Psychodynamic Therapy, and other solution-focused approaches. My therapy style is integrative, culturally sensitive and strength based. I approach therapy with warmth, compassion and curiosity."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 338-3325
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Christian
"Therapy is often the only space some have that is only for them. It is important that it feels safe, warm and authentic. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for discovery, growth and connection. I welcome children, adolescents, adults, couples and older adults to my practice. My approach to treatment varies on your specific needs. I use various therapeutic approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Psychodynamic Therapy, and other solution-focused approaches. My therapy style is integrative, culturally sensitive and strength based. I approach therapy with warmth, compassion and curiosity."
Rachel Chapple, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"You or your family member may feel like you are too mad, too sad, your emotions are out of control, you may not like yourself very much... if at all. Most likely you've been in therapy before and it didn't work at all or did work then but now you feel stuck... self-doubting...pissed off... all the time. If so, I'd love to work with you... and if you or family member is an adolescent or young adult... I'd REALLY love to partner with you on changing up how you see yourself and your ability to be in the world."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 849-6776
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Christian
"You or your family member may feel like you are too mad, too sad, your emotions are out of control, you may not like yourself very much... if at all. Most likely you've been in therapy before and it didn't work at all or did work then but now you feel stuck... self-doubting...pissed off... all the time. If so, I'd love to work with you... and if you or family member is an adolescent or young adult... I'd REALLY love to partner with you on changing up how you see yourself and your ability to be in the world."
Steven Foster, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Hello! Welcome to my personal profile. I am Steve Foster, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist The majority of my experience has been in working with couples, married and otherwise, to improve communication in their relationships. "Taking the war out of words",and learning to take one another's perspective increase the likelihood of success in intimate relationships. I've also worked with those coping with substance dependency. I am a strong believer in the value of family, and in the power of living a clean and sober, recovery-centered life. Please feel free to call me to discuss your concerns."
Coping Skills
Christian
(415) 967-7940
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Coping Skills
Christian
"Hello! Welcome to my personal profile. I am Steve Foster, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist The majority of my experience has been in working with couples, married and otherwise, to improve communication in their relationships. "Taking the war out of words",and learning to take one another's perspective increase the likelihood of success in intimate relationships. I've also worked with those coping with substance dependency. I am a strong believer in the value of family, and in the power of living a clean and sober, recovery-centered life. Please feel free to call me to discuss your concerns."
Erin Carnahan, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA, NCC, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"I offer a person-centered and integrative approach to therapy, drawing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems and feminist theory, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I teach strategies and tools to manage the symptoms that may be affecting your daily functioning, while also engaging in a compassionate, honest, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship to facilitate deeper healing. For me, therapy is a holistic process of addressing biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of individuals and their backgrounds."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 601-1929 x17
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Christian
"I offer a person-centered and integrative approach to therapy, drawing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems and feminist theory, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I teach strategies and tools to manage the symptoms that may be affecting your daily functioning, while also engaging in a compassionate, honest, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship to facilitate deeper healing. For me, therapy is a holistic process of addressing biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of individuals and their backgrounds."
Paulo Rebello, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"As your therapist, using mindfulness and a caring presence, I will accompany you on the road to personal growth, supporting you in understanding how you can become proud of your behaviors: they helped you come this far! We will explore how you can see your life through different, enriching perspectives to include multiple ways of being in relationship and acting in the world in a more satisfying way for you. It's about empowering you with the ability to choose what you want to live. It is about giving you choices."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 788-2328
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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Coping Skills
Christian
"As your therapist, using mindfulness and a caring presence, I will accompany you on the road to personal growth, supporting you in understanding how you can become proud of your behaviors: they helped you come this far! We will explore how you can see your life through different, enriching perspectives to include multiple ways of being in relationship and acting in the world in a more satisfying way for you. It's about empowering you with the ability to choose what you want to live. It is about giving you choices."
Mar Ortmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"As a psychotherapist, I help clients redefine how they live their lives. I am a licensed clinical social worker who sees children, adolescents and families as well as individual adults. By engaging in a series of conversations, I will help you to challenge the problematic assumptions and ways of being that prevent you from realizing the full potential of your life. I work from a colloborative stance that assumes you are the expert on your life. But my own expertise in helping people overcome emotional problems, troublesome habits and relationship roadblocks can help you create new solutions to old problems."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 878-6537
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Coping Skills
Christian
"As a psychotherapist, I help clients redefine how they live their lives. I am a licensed clinical social worker who sees children, adolescents and families as well as individual adults. By engaging in a series of conversations, I will help you to challenge the problematic assumptions and ways of being that prevent you from realizing the full potential of your life. I work from a colloborative stance that assumes you are the expert on your life. But my own expertise in helping people overcome emotional problems, troublesome habits and relationship roadblocks can help you create new solutions to old problems."
Jen E Tellier, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"As a neuropsychologist, my primary focus is helping people recover as fully as possible from brain injuries such as strokes, traumatic brain injuries, brain cancer, and other neurological disorders. Treatment may include comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation; recommendations for specialized cognitive therapies such as speech therapy, occupational therapy or physical therapy; psychotherapies to address trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, coping skills, identity, and relationships; and education to help people and their families cope with the impact the brain injury has had on the family, advocate for needed treatments, and participate effectively in the rehabilitation process."
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 648-3251
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Coping Skills
Christian
"As a neuropsychologist, my primary focus is helping people recover as fully as possible from brain injuries such as strokes, traumatic brain injuries, brain cancer, and other neurological disorders. Treatment may include comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation; recommendations for specialized cognitive therapies such as speech therapy, occupational therapy or physical therapy; psychotherapies to address trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, coping skills, identity, and relationships; and education to help people and their families cope with the impact the brain injury has had on the family, advocate for needed treatments, and participate effectively in the rehabilitation process."
Bay Area Couples Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, Emotion, Focused, Couples
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"SPECIALIZING IN COUPLES COUNSELING: It really hurts when the person you love is focused on "being right", rather than really getting you! Does your relationship create a deep pain or numbness in your heart? When we start to believe that our LEGITIMATE needs for connection will not be adequately met with our partner, it is easy to focus on our personal needs (at the expense of our partner's). A NORMAL human response to this is: nagging, petty repetitive fights, silent-treatments, numbing out, outbursts, being condescending, focusing on being right (rather than really listening). I DON'T PLAY REFEREE!"
Coping Skills
Christian
(510) 296-5425
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Coping Skills
Christian
"SPECIALIZING IN COUPLES COUNSELING: It really hurts when the person you love is focused on "being right", rather than really getting you! Does your relationship create a deep pain or numbness in your heart? When we start to believe that our LEGITIMATE needs for connection will not be adequately met with our partner, it is easy to focus on our personal needs (at the expense of our partner's). A NORMAL human response to this is: nagging, petty repetitive fights, silent-treatments, numbing out, outbursts, being condescending, focusing on being right (rather than really listening). I DON'T PLAY REFEREE!"

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With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Oakland can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Oakland or for an Oakland coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Oakland coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Oakland are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Oakland you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Oakland and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Oakland or family therapy in Oakland.